By respecting the local people they have stopped hunting and eating the Macaques as bushmeat and actually now are protecting our wildlife in the Masarang forest. We are proud of that achievement.
New nursery in Tomohon
The employees of Masarang are working hard besides the sugar factory in Tomohon to build a nursery for producing sugar palm seedlings for various projects in Kalimantan and Sulawesi
Masarang rescues animals from the illegal trade
In the past days our animal rescue center Tasikoki, in cooperation with the local police raided and confiscated numerous endangered animals in North Sulawesi. Lees meer
New rainforest with help of a miracle tree..
Masarang conducts reforestation that is more productive for nature, animals and humans. Read about unique reforestation where a miracle tree plays a crucial role. Read more
Willie Smits and his struggle for nature
Willie Smits has already been fighting for 25 years for the orangutan, nature conservation and the rights of local people. Watch videos on the threats and on Willie's activities. Click here to watch
Thumbs up for the supporters of Masarang!
Thanks to supporters who donated money on this website, twenty scholarships were recently granted to children in North Sulawesi. In the picture are the happy recipients, parents and Masarang employees. read more
Willie Smits, Nederlander van geboorte, werkt al 30 jaar in Indonesië. Willie's doel is zoveel mogelijk waardevolle natuur te behouden voor toekomstige generaties. Meer over Willie
Masarang's master tapper Nico is already approaching the age of 55, which is the age at which people in Indonesia usually retire. Next to that, the enthusiasm and demand for sugar palms in West-Kalimantan are increasing.
At the end of 2012 we have been awarding scholarships and that is a happy occasion.
De Stichting Masarang die wordt geleid door Willie Smits heeft als doel om het milieu te redden door de actieve participatie van de lokale bevolking. Middels zijn projecten werkt de stichting aan oplossingen voor prangende wereldproblemen zoals klimaatverandering, het uitsterven van dieren en planten, vernietiging van ecosystemen, armoede en onderontwikkeling.